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From the Border Hills, CLAVERING, Molly
From the Border Hills
CLAVERING, Molly
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Testament of Youth, BRITTAIN, Vera
Testament of Youth
BRITTAIN, Vera
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Elsie and Mairi Go to War : Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front, ATKINSON, Diane
Elsie and Mairi Go to War : Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front
ATKINSON, Diane
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Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950, BRITTAIN, Vera
Testament of Experience : an Autobiographical Story of the Years 1925-1950
BRITTAIN, Vera
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From the Border Hills, CLAVERING, Molly
26 7297 CLAVERING, Molly From the Border Hills
Hardcover Thomas Nelson & Sons: Edinburgh; 1953; First Edition 275 pages B&W Photographs: Good 
Good- condition. Green cloth binding very worn (but not to boards) and lightly soiled. Pages age yellowed, edges are foxed; interior pages clean, none loose. Endpapers decorated with a nicely detailed map showing the area between Moffat and Selkirk. No dust wrapper. ; The author of 'Near Neighbors' and 'Mrs. Lorimer's Family' amongst other novels, lived in Moffat, Scotland, as did her good friend D.E. Stevenson. She describes her walks in the beautiful area surrounding Moffat. From the descriptions in some of DES's books we can easily believe that DES also enjoyed these walks (although there is no mention of DES in the book). Included are black and white photographs of the lovely border hills of Scotland. A wonderful book for armchair travellers or for DE Stevenson readers who want to get a feel for the area where DES lived and worked for so many years.; Recommended by several members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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27 1441 Cleary, F. E. Flowering City : Silver Jubilee Edition
Hardcover The Carlos Press: London; (1969)1977; First Edition Thus Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
4to; 67 pages; Spine head and tail and corners bumped, book is cocked. White dust wrapper has several closed tears, a few creases and lightly yellowed edges. ; "This is a story of the gardens, trees, flowers and open spaces of the City of London." Large coffee table sized book is profusely illustrated with black & white and colour photographs that show the efforts made by businesses and volunteers to "make the City of London one of the most colourful and attractive business centres in the world. "  
Price: 12.50 USD
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28 5140 COLLIS, John Stewart The Carlyles : A Biography of Thomas and Jane Carlyle
Hardcover Dodd, Mead & Co: NY; c1971, 1973; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 186 pages; A very nice copy. Pages pale yellow, edges have a few smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper has light edgewear and rubbing, and a crease on front flap.; This biography puts Thomas 'Carlyle's complex character in the context of his all-important relationship with Jane' Carlyle (nee Welsh). ;  
Price: 14.00 USD
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Goodbye Again : The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, COOK, William (Editor)
29 6289 COOK, William (Editor) Goodbye Again : The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Hardcover Century: London; 2004; First British Edition 389 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, a few smudges on page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are still commonly regarded as the greatest comic double act that Great Britain has ever produced. Today it's impossible to imagine modern sketch shows without them. If you're a fan of Monty Python, The Comic Strip or The Fast Show, then you're a fan of Cook and Moore. This collection of their works is a comprehensive compilation of the finest sketches that Cook and Moore ever wrote together - from the beginning of their partnership, in the groundbreaking stage show, Beyond The Fringe, to the notorious taboo busting Derek and Clive LPs that captured the spirit of punk rock, and inspired the scatological anarchy of Alternative Comedy. Featuring transcripts of one night stands long since almost forgotten, such as their Royal Variety performance, as well as a wealth of virtually unknown material, including previously unpublished scripts for "Not Only But Also", "Goodbye Again" promises to be a revelation, even for Cook and Moore's most informed fans. As well as illuminating their work, this book also promises to shed light on their intimate yet turbulent relationship.' 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Encyclopedia of the Victorian World : a Reader's Companion to the People, Places, Events, and Everyday Life of the Victorian Era, COREY, Melinda and George Ochoa
30 1367 COREY, Melinda and George Ochoa Encyclopedia of the Victorian World : a Reader's Companion to the People, Places, Events, and Everyday Life of the Victorian Era
Hardcover Henry Holt: New York; 1996; First Edition 519 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A nice copy. Remainder mark on top edge, spine ends lightly bumped, smudge on bottom page edges, publishing flaws resulted in bubbling or lifting on front and rear pastedowns. Unclipped dust wrapper is slightly edgeworn and rubbed. Oversized book will require additional postage if shipped internationally. ; An informative but informal reference tool, 'this book examines both the facts of each subject and their impact on Victorian society.' Recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Great British Journeys, CRANE, Nicholas
31 7071 CRANE, Nicholas Great British Journeys
Hardcover Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London; 2007; First British Edition 254 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy of a lovely book.; The companion to the BBC series, the author follows the footsteps of eight early and legendary explorers of Britain. From Gerald of Wales' recruitment drive for the Crusades in the 12th century, the 1698 attempt by 20 year old Celia Fiennes to be the first to visit all the counties of England, to H.V. Morton's adventures of 1927, this book wonderfully weaves together history with contemporary travel in a unique experience. Beautifully illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings, and maps.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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Victorian Diaries : The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women , CREATON, Heather, ed.
32 5868 CREATON, Heather, ed. Victorian Diaries : The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women
Hardcover Mitchell Beazley: London; 2001; Very Good+  
Monochrome; 144 pages; A new book with faint wear to corners. Pictorial cover, no dust wrapper as issued.; 'A fascinating collection of entries and photographs, offering us an insight into the society and world of ordinary Victorian men and women. Witness medical treatments through a patient's entries; a clergyman's dilemmas as charitable provider for the poor; a schoolboy's emotions on moving towns and schools; a couple's grief at being parted by the war in India; and much more.'; Published @£14.99 ( $24.95).  
Price: 15.75 USD
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33 5569 CUNARD] Chisholm, Anne Nancy Cunard, a biography
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1979,1981; Good+  
B&W Photographs; 480 pages; White covers and pages age browned; creased spine very sunned, covers edgeworn and creased, remainder mark bottom edge; interior page clean, none loose.; Cunard's love of freedom and belief in racial and gender equality did not endear her to her parents, an American society hostess and an English baronet. She was friend and lover to many literary figures of the day and came to epitomize the 1920's for some. 'She was an Aldous Huxley character in "Antic Hay" (also in stock). A poet and a writer, she was the avant-garde publisher who "discovered" Samuel Beckett.'  
Price: 8.00 USD
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Roald Dahl, a biography, DAHL] TREGLOWN, Jeremy
34 7107 DAHL] TREGLOWN, Jeremy Roald Dahl, a biography
Softcover; Trade PB Harcourt Brace & Company: San Diego; c1994, 1995; First Paperback Edition 322 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing, a few smudges to page edges.; 'Misogynist, anti-Semite, misanthrope--Roald Dahl was reputed to be these as well as war hero, devoted father, and philanthropist.' This unauthorized biography is "an honest yet deferential biography... Born in England to Norwegian parents, Dahl (1916-90) was a difficult and opinionated man whose life was riddled with tragedy... Although Dahl achieved success through his novels, stories, and screenplays, he found his niche in writing for children. His tales were sometimes criticized as too gruesome, yet they remain hugely popular with children because they unflinchingly confront childhood demons and fears. Treglown draws extensively from interviews with Dahl's family and a wealth of correspondence. An excellent portrait of one of modern literature's most creative minds."; "A highly compelling portrait of an author whose life was nearly as colorful and unpredictable as his fiction."-NY Times. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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35 3926 DAVIDOFF, Leonore and Belinda Westover (eds.) Our Work, Our Lives, Our Words : Women's History and Women's Work
Softcover; Trade PB Barnes & Noble: Totowa, NJ; 1986; Very Good+  
189 pages; A new book with faint edgewear.; 'The lives of British women born between 1880 and 1914 are recounted in their own words, providing a vivid and poignant portrait of what it meant to be a girl earning a living when women doing paid work were often regarded as second best, when wages were low and options limited. This book gathers a wealth of original material that covers a variety of occupations, including harvesting, tailoring, mill working, clerical jobs, teaching, and the civil service.'  
Price: 17.00 USD
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Life of a Provincial Lady; a Study of E.M. Delafield and her Works, DELAFIELD] POWELL, Violet
36 6986 DELAFIELD] POWELL, Violet Life of a Provincial Lady; a Study of E.M. Delafield and her Works
Hardcover; Ex-Library Heinemann: London; 1988; First British Edition 190 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings.Spine ends and corners bumped, page edges pale brown (seen before in this edition, a few page corners creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper with no library markings, is wrinkled and edgeworn.; In this rather scarce study of E. M. Delafield and her works, the reader discovers how the talented novelist's own life provided the fodder for the enchanting Provincial Lady series and many other highly successful volumes. (Included in this biography is Delafield's account of her time in a Belgian convent.) Like the Provincial Lady, she lived in a Devonshire village and was married with two children. 'Delafield's domineering mother was the novelist Mrs. Henry de la Pasture and her father was an Anglo-French Count. The author of this biography, Lady Violet Powell, superbly analyzes the most important Delafield novels, published over half a century ago.'; Recommended by Provincial Lady addict Holly H.of the ATS, AT, and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 37.75 USD
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One Pair of Feet, DICKENS, Monica
37 6980 DICKENS, Monica One Pair of Feet
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1942,1971; Reprint 221 pages Good+ 
Spine and cover creases, covers have light edgewear and soil. Pages age browned but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Here is a brilliantly funny account of Monica Dickens' one year of nurse training. The book is full of cheerful impudence, an astute power of observation, and a Dickensian insight into character.'; This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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38 3834 DOUGLAS, Hugh and Michael J. Stead Flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie, The
Hardcover Sutton Publishing: Phoenix Mill, Gloustershire; 2000; First British Edition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
4to 11" - 13" tall; 190 pages; A new book with slightly rippled page edges. Dust wrapper has slight edgewear and rubbing. Profusely illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and maps, a lovely book.; ' In July of 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart, heir to the exiled Stuart dynasty, made landfall at Barra Head, the southernmost tip of the Outer Hebrides—the first time he had touched the soil of his native Scotland—ready to claim the land he believed he had a divine right to rule. Within nine months his plans were crushed by the Hanoverians. With his defeat at Culloden, Prince Charles fled his homeland, hunted ruthlessly by the army of King George II. Yet the Scottish Jacobites who loved him aided Bonnie Prince Charlie at every turn of the five-month flight, hiding him, feeding him—especially Flora MacDonald, who disguised the young prince as her maid. Michael J. Stead's color photographs illustrate Charles' journey step-by-step.' ; Published @ £20.00.  
Price: 16.75 USD
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Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years, DUNDAS, Hugh
39 7138 DUNDAS, Hugh Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1989; Book Club Edition 180 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, pages pale tan; no binding problems, pages clean. White dust wrapper flaps pale tan, dw edgeworn and lightly creased. ; A moving and powerful autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. 'He writes of his wartime experiences with eloquence and candor, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and Wing Commander and his involvement in the Battle of Britain.'; ' Mr. Dundas is very modest in discussing his own accomplishments, and does not go into detail on his own air victories. Rather, he concentrates on the evolution of the RAF and its campaigns, and on personal insights. The reader gets a very good sense of life as a pilot, and sees how one young man matures over the course of the war. Mr. Dundas also discusses his personal relationships with other famous fliers, such as Douglas Bader and "Johnnie" Johnson.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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40 4735 DUNN, Jane Elizabeth and Mary : Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: NY; 2004; Uncorrected Proof Very Good  
450 pages; This uncorrected proof copy does not have illustrations. Received and date stamp on top textblock edge, small spot on top edge, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, no spine creases. ; 'In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality) and divinely ordained kingship.' ; 'As regnant queens in an overwhelmingly masculine world, they were deplored for their femaleness, compared unfavorably with each other and courted by the same men. By placing their dynamic and ever-changi ng relationship at the center of the book, Dunn illuminates their differences. Elizabeth, inheriting a weak, divided country coveted by all the Catholic monarchs of Europe, is revolutionary in her insistence on ruling alone and inspired in her use of celibacy as a political tool—yet also possessed of a deeply feeling nature. Mary is not the romantic victim of history but a courageous adventurer with a reckless heart and a magnetic influence over men and women alike. Vengeful against her enemies and the more ruthless of the two queens, she is untroubled by plotting Elizabeth’s murder. Elizabeth, however, is driven to anguish at finally having to sanction Mary’s death for treason. Working almost exclusively from contemporary letters and writings, Dunn explores their symbiotic, though never face-to-face, relationship and the power struggle that raged between them.'Published in hardback @ $30.00.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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Fillets of Plaice, DURRELL, Gerald
41 6481 DURRELL, Gerald Fillets of Plaice
Softcover; Trade PB David R. Godine: Boston; c1971,2008; 216 pages New 
A new book with faintest edgewear from shipping.; 'In this sampler of escapades from this beloved writer's adventurous and hilarious life', from his childhood on Corfu to his animal collecting days,' Durrell the humourist vies with Durrell the naturalist.' Recommended. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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42 5512 DURRELL, Gerald My Family and Other Animals
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: New York; c1956,1978; Reprint Very Good-  
301 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, white covers slightly yellowed, a black smudge on front cover, original prices on back cover blacked out. Pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose. ; 'When the Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sun-soaked Greek island of Corfu. Through glorious silver-and-green olive groves and across brilliant tusk-white beaches, ten-year-old Gerry, the youngest of the four Durrell children, pursues his interest in natural history with a joyful passion, revealing the engrossing hidden world of the island's fauna. Many hilarious mishaps ensue as each of Gerry's new animal friends is installed in the family villa. Water snakes recuperate from heat stroke in the bathtub, matchboxes are filled with scorpions, and a pair of rowdy magpies make short order of everything from elaborate dinner spreads to Lawrence's prized manuscript to the patience of the family puppies, Widdle and Puke. Toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and geckos, ladybugs, praying mantises, octopuses, pigeons, and gulls are only some of the animals lovingly described in Durrell's classic tale of his childhood island home.' Basis for the 1987 ten episode series and the 2005 television movie. Recommended.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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43 3131 DURRELL, Gerald Stationary Ark, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1976,1977; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 157 pages; Light spine creases, white covers have a few ink marks and are lightly edgeworn, pages beginning to age brown but are not brittle. Previous bookstore stamp on front advert page. ; The story of how Durrell was finally able to realize a dream and establish the Wildlife Preservation Trust in Jersey. His zoo would be different from all others, it would certainly be a place of entertainment, but it would be a research laboratory, an educational establishment, and a conservation unit as well. As always, written in his funny, enthusiastic, and compassionate style.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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44 954 DURRELL, Gerald Two In The Bush
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fontana: London; c1966,1973; Illustrated by B. L. Driscoll: Very Good-  
B&W Illustrations; 220 pages; Spine sunned and creased, pages lightly age browned but not brittle, light edgewear; no loose pages. ; Durrell and his wife go to Australia, New Zealand, and Malaya to film a series of television films for the BBC and to see the wildlife conservation efforts in these countries. Written in the humorous and engrossing style that his admirers have come to expect. '  
Price: 5.50 USD
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Whispering Land, The, DURRELL, Gerald
45 6168 DURRELL, Gerald Whispering Land, The
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1961, 2006; 235 pages Illustrated by Ralph Thompson; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear. A very nice copy indeed.; Another of Durrell's delightful memoirs; this is the sequel to "A Zoo in My Luggage". This time he is in Patagonia to film penguins as well as to collect animals for his nature preserve in England from Jujuy, a tropical region of Argentina. Durrell wrote in an amusing and engaging style and this book is no exception.; "Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor." Published @ $14.00. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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46 5152 DURRELL, Gerald Zoo in my Luggage, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1960,1975; Illustrated by Ralph Thompson: Very Good  
B&W Illustrations; 191 pages; White covers yellowed and faintly soiled, light edgewear, no spine and cover creases, small circular sticker covering original price on back cover. Clean pages light yellow, page edges a bit darker, none loose or brittle. ; Another wonderful memoir, this time of the birth of the author's private zoo on Jersey. After acquiring Cholmondeley the chimpanzee, Bug-eye, the bush baby, and other founder-members, in the Cameroons, they arrive home and discover they must now find a place to put them. ; This author recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion lists.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles, EAGLE, Dorothy & Hilary Carnell
47 6786 EAGLE, Dorothy & Hilary Carnell Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles
Hardcover Oxford University Press: Oxford; 1977; 13 maps and 413 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Lovely navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt on spine. Spine ends faintly bumped, previous owner name and date on front pastedown. Pages light brown, edges darker; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper has $ on price indicating a probable export edition, very light edgewear. ; This is a comprehensive guide to the literary associations of Great Britain and Ireland. 'Entries range from Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, to Zennor, the Cornish village where D. H. Lawrence and his wife lived in 1916-17. In between come entries on cities, towns, villages, houses, castles, schools, inns, and districts connected with the lives and works of over 900 writers from Bede to Tolkien.' A fascinating reference for planning a trip or for the armchair traveller.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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48 5590 EDEL, Leon Bloomsbury : A House of Lions
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1979, 1980; Very Good-  
333 pages; Spine creases, very light edgewear, pages age browned but not brittle; pages clean, none loose.; The author, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Henry James, 'brings together nine extraordinary persons' ( Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Desmond MacCarthy, Lytton Strachey, and Leonard Woolf) 'into a tapestry. He makes each of them vivid, yet shows their interconnections and their power as a group that transformed our picture of English culture."; "A very great pleasure to read."--Malcolm Cowley.  
Price: 6.75 USD
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49 275 Elborn, Geoffrey Edith Sitwell, A Biography
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1981; First US Edition Very Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper  
322 pages; Book is in lovely condition. Dust wrapper is edgeworn and rubbed, top edge chipped.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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50 3883 ELLMANN, Richard Oscar Wilde
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: New York; c1984,1988; First Edition Thus Very Good+  
B&W Photographs; 680 pages; No spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, page edges lightly yellowed with some smudges. ; Extensive and definitive biography of Wilde. Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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